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As the city of Encinitas develops a streetscape plan for Birmingham Drive in Cardiff, community members are discussing ways to preserve its self-funded sidewalk, pictured April 28. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Cardiff weighs community sidewalk’s future amid Encinitas roadway plan

Julia Shapero April 30, 2021
As designs for a series of improvements along Birmingham Drive near completion, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea community has begun to make plans to save community-based sidewalk art from the 1980s that runs along the street.
A map shows the proposed scale of the Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (Encinitas city document image)

Large-scale Encinitas housing proposal sets stage for 2021 cycle

Ethan Edward Coston December 31, 2020
The next housing cycle begins in 2021, and state law requires Encinitas to pass another housing policy. The Encinitas Boulevard Apartments, a new development proposed in Olivenhain, has sparked controversy among residents.
Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Ethan Edward Coston October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.
A woman rides a bicycle Wednesday, June 10, south along new protected bike lines on Coast Highway 101 through Cardiff in Encinitas. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

Bella Ross June 12, 2020
Encinitas officials have defended a new protected bikeway along Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff and Solana Beach that may seem inviting for less-experienced cyclists but has actually been the site of multiple accidents, even striking some of the area’s most veteran riders.
The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

Bella Ross June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.
The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

Bella Ross April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.
The La Paloma Theatre marquee announces the historic venue’s closure late Thursday, March 19, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Hoping for business: Encinitas merchants reel under coronavirus curbs

Julia Shapero March 27, 2020
Local businesses in Encinitas are struggling to make ends meet under the tight restrictions used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Cameron Niven November 6, 2019
The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.
George Berkich Park on the campus of Cardiff Elementary School is shown fenced off Sept. 17 as work continues on school renovations. (North Coast Current photo)

Park’s status remains sticking point in Cardiff school renovation project

Bella Ross September 18, 2019
The implementation of Measure GG, a bond program approved in 2016 that allocated $22 million to remodel two Cardiff schools, has sparked a trail of discussions over whether George Berkich Park is legally allowed to undergo any changes.
A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn July 2, 2019
SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.
California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Lauren J. Mapp June 28, 2019
California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.
California community colleges are moving away from a purely enrollment-based funding formula to a mix of enrollment and student outcomes. (Photo by Aaron Murphy, Freeimages)

Local community colleges weigh challenges of new state funding model

Joel Vaughn February 14, 2019
The purpose of community college lies in its funding, and that model is undergoing some key changes.
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